Danish news Round-Up: American military area takes up residence in Aarhus Harbor for a month

East Jutland Police have confirmed that from 13 January to 12 February a temporary military area will be set up at Harbor to enable deliveries of US military vehicles and equipment.

A cargo ship, the ARC Independence, will deliver 600 items of military equipment along with vehicles – all earmarked for onward travel to Eastern Europe.

Also American personnel
In addition, a group of personnel from the US Army will arrive in Aarhus to coordinate the logistics of the operation with the help of their colleagues at the Danish Defense and also the Home Guard.

As a member of , is obliged to receive such shipments. In May 2022, it was speculated that the would become a maritime hub for NATO.


no longer offers deliveries
Salling Group has confirmed that supermarket chain Føtex will no longer offer home delivery or ‘buy & collect’ services, which were first introduced during the pandemic. “Home delivery is neither a gold-plated business for us nor our competitors, which is why we need an even more robust and flexible delivery model,” it explained. However, another of its chains, , will continue to offer ‘buy & collect’ – enabling customers to select their items online before collecting them as one consignment at the brick-and-mortar supermarket.

Inflow of Chinese tourists hoped for
Unlike many other countries, it is not necessary for Chinese tourists to have a negative corona test to visit Denmark. The country is therefore preparing for an influx of Chinese tourists, although the hotel and restaurant industry association Horesta does not believe that Copenhagen should rest on its laurels, arguing that the Danish capital still faces stiff competition from London and . “There must be easy access: Planes that fly directly to Copenhagen. So there must be knowledge of them,” says Horesta’s tourism manager Annette Hyldebrandt to DR. While the Epidemic Commission has ruled out the need for tourists to have negative corona tests, it is recommended that the airlines ask for one and enforce the use of masks on flights, and that the Danish authorities offer arrivals a free rapid test.

Legionella discovered in Zealand swimming pool
A swimming pool in southern Zealand was closed yesterday after legionella was found in some of the shower heads. The incubation period for developing Legionnaires’ disease after exposure is two to ten days, and swimmers at Svømmehal in are advised to seek medical attention if they become ill. Symptoms typically include high temperature, , muscle pain, vomiting and diarrhea. It typically has a mortality rate of 10-15 percent. While Legionnaires’ disease is most often associated with faulty air conditioning systems in overseas resorts, Denmark has the third highest incidence in the EU – a situation that is due to outdated hot water systems and the tendency of many people to brush their teeth in the shower.

Former police employee pleads guilty to hacking 140 colleagues’ phones
A case began earlier this week at the Aarhus Court, where a former IT employee in East Jutland Police has been charged with having hacked the phones of 140 colleagues. The man has pleaded guilty to the main charge, along with recording videos in the women’s changing rooms and prying eyes, but denies the hacking lasted 11 years.

Delivery of new fighter jets delayed
The American manufacturer Lockheed Martin has postponed the delivery of Denmark’s new combat aircraft pending the results of an investigation into an accident involving an F-35 in the United States. One of the fighters was due to arrive in February. and more later in the year, but now everything is in the air.

Bird flu detected in dead foxes for the first time
Bird flu has been detected in a fox for the first time, states the Statens Serum Institut. Bird flu is believed to have killed an adult male fox discovered last year with three cubs. However, the SSI warns that there is no evidence that mammals can transmit influenza to other mammals – and potentially humans.

Source: The Nordic Page

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